The UN Security Council agreed to hold a meeting to discuss the situation in Syrian Aleppo, namely, de Mistura’s proposal, on Friday on the initiative of Russia.
"Those are interesting proposals, which require careful examination. But they may be implemented solely given the end of the bombardments in Aleppo," Delattre said before the meeting of the Security Council.
On Thursday, de Mistura proposed to personally escort Jabhat Fatah al Sham (formerly known as the Nusra Front, banned in Russia) fighters out of Aleppo, adding that there were some 900 militants of the group in the war-torn city. According to de Mistura, the eastern part of Aleppo could be destroyed in two weeks if the military activities in the city continue.
Aleppo has been a battlefield between government forces, jihadists, and numerous opposition groups. Fighting in the city has escalated over the past few weeks, with the Syrian army and local militia forces having managed to encircle large groups of militants in the eastern districts of the city.